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Authorities: Lehigh man found dead outside his home

January 8, 2014
CITIZEN STAFF REPORT ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Lee County Sheriff's Office continued its investigation today into the death of a Lehigh man, identified as Dana Thomas Stump, 27, of Wyoming Road.

Neighbors who said they heard arguing at the home called 911 about the disturbance just after midnight Jan. 3. When deputies arrived, they found the body of Stump laying in the front yard.

According to reports, Stump lived alone and what is being called a homicide was an isolated incident.

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Dana T. Stump

Deputies are not giving specifics on how Stump died, but say he did suffer traumatic injuries.

Media outlets reported that neighbors said two people were fighting and were using broken beer bottles to stab each other.

According to the LCSO, the other person involved in the incident was hospitalized with serious injuries. An autopsy was to be performed on Stump.

There was no word on how the fight started. No arrests had been reported as of early Monday.

The homicide was the first reported in Lee County in 2014.



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